By Steven Chan - EBS-Oracle on Jul 31, 2014
[Nov. 11, 2014 Update: Microsoft has confirmed that Office Home & Student Edition is built on a different codeline that lacks the APIs that are needed for EBS integration. Article updated to exclude this edition explicitly.]
We are pleased to announce that Office 2013 is now certified with EBS 126.96.36.199. For details, see:
EBS 188.8.131.52 + Microsoft Office 2013 (32-bit)
Microsoft Office 2013 32-bit desktop version is certified for
integration with Oracle E-Business Suite 184.108.40.206 for the following
desktop client operating systems:
- Windows Vista 32-bit
- Windows 7 32-bit & 64-bit
This certification covers Office 2013 in 32-bit mode only. There are no plans to certify Office 2013 64-bit with EBS 11i.
What about EBS 12.2?
The certification of Microsoft Office 2013 32-bit and 64-bit for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.x is still in progress.When will the remaining combination be certified?
Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog. I'll post updates here as soon as soon as they're available.
How does the E-Business Suite work with Microsoft Office?
The Oracle E-Business Suite is comprised of several product families such as Financials, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources, and so on. These product families group together collections of individual products. Some of these products may be optionally integrated with one or more Microsoft Office components such as Excel, Word, and Projects.
Individual E-Business Suite product teams have the option of building integrations between their products and one or more Microsoft Office components. This is not mandatory. Over forty E-Business Suite teams offer these kinds of Office integrations today.
Examples of these integrations include:
- HRMS Payroll integrations with Microsoft Excel
- Supply Chain Management Contracts Core integration with Microsoft Word
- Financials General Ledger (GL) integration with Microsoft Excel
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Proposals integration with Microsoft Word
- Web Application Desktop Integrator (Web ADI)
- Desktop Integration Framework
We will explicitly test the Office 2013 Professional edition with Oracle E-Business Suite. We expect that the results of these certification tests apply equally to the following desktop-installed editions:
- Home & Business 2013
- Standard 2013
- Professional 2013
- SkyDrive-based documents
- Office On Demand
- Office Web Apps
- Office Home & Student RT
- Home &
Student 2013 (Known not to work with EBS)
about OpenOffice, StarOffice, LibreOffice?
We have no plans to certify the E-Business Suite with versions of OpenOffice, StarOffice, LibreOffice, or other equivalents.